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Metro Fares

Metro tickets and passes are valid on Metro Buses and Metro Rail. Pass must be retained for duration of trip. Tokens are no longer sold, but are still accepted.

Full Fare Reduced Fare
Children 5-11, Seniors 65+, Disabled or Medicare
Where to buy
Standard Fare $2 $1 Pay operator upon boarding Ticket vending machines
Day Pass $5 $2.50 Pay operator upon boarding Ticket vending machines
7 Day Pass $25 $12.50 Ticket vending machines
30 Day Pass $75 $37.50 Ticket vending machines
Monthly Pass $75 $37.50 Purchase online Ticket vending machines Available at retail outlets
PAL Pass
(10 Trips)
$35 Purchase online Ticket vending machines
PAL Pass
(20 Trips)
$70 Purchase online Ticket vending machines
Summer Go Pass $60 Purchase online Available at retail outlets

Where to buy fares

You can buy Metro fares at the locations listed below. Please note: Not all tickets and passes are available at every location.

available onlineYou can purchase Metro Passes online

Metro Store

Online Shopping Policy - We are not responsible for lost or stolen passes. All sales are final. Please allow 3-5 business days to ensure delivery of your pass by the first day of the following month.

Shipping and Delivery - Passes for the following month will be shipped after the 10th day of the current month. Please allow 3-5 business days to ensure delivery of your pass by the first day of the following month.

To purchase a pass with a Commuter Check MasterCard please call our Cash Office monday-friday at 716.855.7200.

available from your operatorPaid upon boarding.
Exact fare only. Operators do not give change.

purchase through ticket vending machinesTicket vending machines
Ticket Vending Machines are located in all Metro Rail stations, Metropolitan Transportation Center, Portage Road Transportation Center and Niagara Falls Transportation Center. These machines accept Metro tokens, U.S. coins, $1, $5, $10 or $20 bills.

available at locationsAvailable at the following retail outlets
Tops, Budweys, Dash's Market, and Parkside Pharmacy


Types of fares

Full Fare - Available for Metro riders ages 12-64. Children four and under ride free with and adult, limit three children per fare paying adult.

Reduced Fare - Available for youth ages five to 11 years old, Seniors ages 65 and older, disabled and Medicare with proper ID.
Proof of eligibility required. Learn more

Paratransit Access Line (PAL) - Includes PAL 10 and 20 trip passes for individuals with disabilities. Learn more


Fares and passes

Standard Fare
Valid for a single ride on Metro Buses and Metro Rail.

Fare $2   Reduced fare $1

Can be purchased upon boarding, or from ticket vending machines.

Day PassDay Pass
Valid on the service day of purchase (5 a.m. to 2 a.m.)for rides on Metro Buses and Metro Rail.

Pass $5   Reduced fare $2.50

Can be purchased upon boarding, or from ticket vending machines.

Seven Day PassSeven Day Pass
Valid for seven calandar days beginning with the day of purchase for rides on Metro Buses and Metro Rail.

Pass $25   Reduced fare $12.50

Can be purchased from ticket vending machines only.

30 Day Pass30 Day Pass
Valid for 30 calendar days beginning with the day of purchase for rides on Metro Buses and Metro Rail.

Pass $75   Reduced fare $37.50

Can be purchased from ticket vending machines only.

Monthly PassMonthly Pass
Valid for unlimited rides on Metro Buses and Metro Rail during the month of issue.

Pass $75   Reduced fare $37.50

Can be purchased online, from ticket vending machines, or from participating retail outlets.

Pass Type:    Month:



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PAL PassPAL Pass
Curb to curb, lift equipped van service called Paratransit Access Line (PAL) is available for qualifying individuals. PAL's service area extends three-quarters of a mile on either side of or from the end of Metro's bus and rail fixed route service. This does not apply to commuter or express route service.

10 Trips $35   20 Trips $70

Can be purchased at ticket vending machines or online.

Select Trips:



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Summer Go PassSummer Go Pass
Valid individuals 17 years of age and under for rides on Metro Buses and Metro Rail during the summer months.

Pass $60

Can be purchased online, or from participating retail outlets.





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